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Malcolm X

Page history last edited by Malcolm X 12 years, 4 months ago

  Background   

 

     Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925. Malcolm was an African- American Muslim minister, public speaker, and a human rights activist. He was a courageous advocate for the rights of African Americans. Malcolm was called Malcolm Little or El- Hajj Malik. His major was in the Nation of Islam and his religion was Sunni Islam. Malcolm later went to prison and was on parole and in 1952, he became one of the nations leaders and chief spokesmen.

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Importance and Significance 

 

     Malcolm X was very important in our history for many reasons. This is because Malcolm X tried to get African Americans rights back. Malcolm was right next to Martin Luther King Jr. He did about the same thing as him. He was gaining African Americans rights. Unlike Martin Luther King, Malcolm X took his job more seriously. Many whites didn't like Malcolm X but he was on most of the African Americans side. 

Footnotes

  1. http://www.google.com/search?q=malcolm+x&hl=en&prmd=ivnb&tbs=tl:1&tbo=u&ei=GFmSTLu2HMT48Ab1oO36BQ&sa=X&oi=timeline_result&ct=title&resnum=20&ved=0CHcQ5wIwEw
  2. http://www.malcolmx.com/about/bio.html
  3. http://www.africawithin.com/malcolmx/malcolm_bio.htm

Comments (12)

foreign debts said

at 4:07 pm on Sep 23, 2010

Malcolm X sounds like a very smart man, but what was his real turning point in life, to start fighting for black rights?

Johnny Ray said

at 4:29 pm on Sep 23, 2010

Malcolm sounds like a very inspirational man of his time period. After studying him in RWW I can see why he played such a significant role during the civil rights movement.

MickeyMantle said

at 4:42 pm on Sep 23, 2010

In my opinion I believe that Malcolm X is a very influential person, and more people should be like him. He was a strong leader that only though positive. As we were informed in RWW he created a whole new world of his own that included "Afro-Americans." I fouund it interesting that Malcolm decided to educate himself during his time behind bars. In the end, it was a great choice. This was a foreshadow of what good was to come.

Space Monkey said

at 4:46 pm on Sep 23, 2010

I find it funny that we hear about, for example Martin Luther King, but not Malcom X. From your article and the studying we did in RWW class Malcolm sound like a very influential and levelheaded man. Do you really think that Malcolm took his job more seriously than martin Luther King Jr.? Both seem like, as a said berfore, influential men that effect the civil rights for African Americans.

Jaun Peron said

at 5:37 pm on Sep 23, 2010

Malcolm X seems like a very influential person in the Civil Rights Movement. I really liked the photo that you found of Malcolm X. Was Martin Luther King,Malcolm X's mentor?

Eichman said

at 5:43 pm on Sep 23, 2010

Last year I did a sort of project in English on Malcolm X. He's a really awesome figure in the 20th century. I have to say that you probably put in a whoe lot more information than I found in a whole week. I really enjoyed your wiki. Do you like the way Malcolm X viewed Black Nationalism?

Richard Nixon said

at 5:45 pm on Sep 23, 2010

Interesting job done! Malcolm X was educating himslef by reading and writing in prison each day and night. He also seemed influential during the Civil Rights Movement.I also like the picture you found of Malcolm X.

Vaccine said

at 5:56 pm on Sep 23, 2010

I did not know about Malcom X until this project (and song), and in RWW. I now feel pretty ignorant. He is absolutely one of the most influenstial people from the 20th century, from how he got his education, to his Cival Rights action. If you don't mind me asking-what made him want to get into The Civil Rights act? And fight for black rights?

watergate said

at 6:10 pm on Sep 23, 2010

I had no clue who Malcolm X was until RWW. Thanks to your wiki, I have a better idea know.

I AM MALCOM X!

Television said

at 7:58 pm on Sep 23, 2010

after learning about Malcolm X in RWW i found him very influential! i thought it was very interesting that he used to be called Malcolm little. good job!!

Brooklyn said

at 8:02 pm on Sep 23, 2010

Before RWW and reading this article, I knew very little about Malcolm X but his name was familiar. Now I see how influencial he really was to gaining African American rights. I also find it inspirational how he read in jail and that's where he really learned.

Psycho said

at 10:34 pm on Sep 23, 2010

I learned more about Malcolm X in RWW. This article had some information that wasn't said in RWW. Overall, great job!

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